15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Big Sur
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen) and Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides (in Yountville). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning website.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. Traveling from New York City in December, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 59°F and 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Must see
Alcatraz Island
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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Half Dome, take a memorable tour with YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 46°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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Geologic Formation
Half Dome
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Waterfall
Vernal Fall
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Big Sur

Big Sur ©

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the views from Bixby Bridge. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Garland Ranch Regional Park, snap pictures at Big Creek Bridge, and then admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Big Sur online trip builder.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, you will find days in Big Sur are somewhat warmer (62°F), and nights are much warmer (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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State Park
Limekiln State Park
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Bridge
Bixby Bridge
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Greystone Mansion and Park, look for gifts at Bergamot Station, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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Traveling by car from Big Sur to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Big Sur in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 69°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
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Santa Monica Pier
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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, see the world from above with Corporate Helicopters, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego attractions planning site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in San Diego are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
USS Midway Museum
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Playground
Balboa Park
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